Darin Ruf ... meet Denny Sothern.
Those two are the only rookie September callups in Phillies history to hit three home runs in their initial stint with the Fightins.
In the list below we look at Ruf (shown above) and 15 other selected players who made their major league debut for the Phillies in September and how they fared in their first taste of the bigs.
♦ Special mention goes out to Ron Jones, who made his major league debut on Aug. 26, 1988 and proceded to club eight home runs in 33 games down that stretch. He battled knee problems over his four seasons with the Phils and finished with 13 HRs in 97 games.
♦ Willie Jones did something extremely impressive in his first major month. He had 69 plate appearances in September, 1947 ... and did not strike out, not even once.
♦ Chase Utley, among many others, did not make their ML debut in September, and are therefore not included here.